Reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland Volume 14

Reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland Volume 14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...miles around Cape Horn to discharge their cargoes at Liverpool. How long will that be permitted to last? How long shall the commerce of the world sweep by our very doors, and our ships from New York shall be sailing around the arms of Brazil and then South around Cape Horn. These are some of the salient points likely to come up in a discussion of our "Republic and its Relations to Foreign Powers." Nor yet do we need a huge standing army, but we need an army sufficient to protect our interests upon the land, and a navy to police our seas and command the respect of foreign powers. When Chili opened the American mailbags before our letters could be delivered to Americans, there the State Department Was fettered in its action because we had not a single iron-clad to cope with the Chilian navy. And with the accumulation of wealth and the march of progress, how long will these things be permitted. In conclusion, let me say, gentlemen, that I am highly honored in being permitted to sit and sup at your board to-night, and if you ask me why I regard it as a prouder privilege thau to sit at the board of princes or queens, I will tell you it is because your undaunted valor and courage in the cause of liberty gave this Nation to the country and to the world. May you live long to enjoy it, and when you sleep in honored graves, the memory of your patriotism will make them sacred, and the monuments of a grateful peoples affection shall tower above you, and the love of a grateful people shall hallow them forever and forever. (Song.) General Sheridan: The next toast, ladies and comrades, is "general Thomas and the Heroic Dead," which, in accordance with the custom, will be drunk standing and in silence. General Sheridan: The next...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236843789
  • 9781236843784